• Culture, Rwanda

Rwanda in July: weather and where to go

Rwanda in July: weather and where to go

Arguably viewed as one of the best months to visit Rwanda; we advise those wishing to travel during this month to plan well in advance. The most important aspect to consider when planning a gorilla trekking trip is the permits you need to be able to see the gorillas, and with just 8 people tracking each gorilla family per day, these permits can be booked up to 15 months in advance. Also bear in mind that this is the beginning of the summer holidays for European and American schools meaning that hotels, lodges and activities will all fill up fast.

If you decide you want to travel in July, get in touch with us straight away to start planning, you can never be too early! 

Culture, Rwanda

The ground is drying out at this time, and although it can still be wet, as ever, treks are easing up and you are less likely to encounter rain, especially heavy rain. The gorillas have no need to seek shelter now, and can usually be found in more open spaces. Lack of rain means evenings out on the veranda, overlooking the stunning Virungas are unbeatable, although evenings can get cold, so bring some warm clothing so you can spend time outside at any time of day.


You can combine your gorilla trekking with tracking the golden monkeys and seeing the other great game in Akagera National Park. If you want to combine gorillas and game, we can suggest some incredible options. In Kenya, July is the best time for experiencing the river crossings of the great migration, a real thrill and once in a life time experience; you could then head to the coast for some beach time, or head to Tanzania to track chimpanzees in Mahale, before heading to Zanzibar.


July opens a world of options when it comes to travelling in Africa, as this is a great month for travel to most safari destinations. We also know of some great connections between countries, from flying to Rwanda right into the Serengeti, to getting all the way to the unique island of Madagascar for lemur tracking and whale watching.


Contact our destination specialist to start planning your journey.

Contact Us